Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings had their dream of being a first-time Super Bowl host dashed in dominant fashion with a 38-7 defeat in Philadelphia. A stellar season came to a crashing halt at the hands of the Eagles. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, by 4 p.m. CST.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild, fresh off a decisive win over East-leading Tampa Bay that improved their home record to 16-4-4, host Ottawa. The Senators have lost two straight games. They won their last road game to snap a nine-game road losing streak. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.


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